Salt River Songs is Sam Hunt’s latest collection of poems, written over the last few years in his house that sits amongst a grove of totara trees on the Arapaoa, one of the five main salt rivers of the Kaipara Harbour.
I made poems up there. I could, I remember,
hear the poems before I knew them.
Twelve years ago, Hunt moved onto the Arapaoa River of the Kaipara Harbour – ‘five / gunshots from humanity’.
Hunt has received major accolades for his services to poetry, including a QSM, a CNZM and, in 2012, the Prime Minister’s Poetry Award.
Published: 4 July 2016